If so, please read the following post and seek help for your affliction before it is too late. Financial Inferiority Complex affects millions of Americans, and is spread rapidly by media outlets, car lots, Realtors, and yes, even our government. If you’ve ever felt compelled to buy a home instead of rent, lease a new car to keep up with your neighbors, or felt a twinge of jealousy because your best friend was approved for a platinum card but your credit card is gold, then this information is for you.
Disclaimer: The information below is for entertainment purposes only and should not be used to treat a real health problem or psychological condition. Duh!
What is Financial Inferiority Complex?
FIC is a range of symptoms involving the central common sense system, traveling from the security gland to the heart. Fortunately, the brain is unaffected as those with FIC are typically not using it. If left untreated FIC can cause serious damage to one’s pride and sense of self-worth. Fortunately, there are a host of home remedies for FIC, which if utilized properly, can head off the need more invasive procedures later in life.
What are the symptoms of Financial Inferiority Complex?
Identifying the symptoms of FIC can be difficult, especially through self examination of one’s own habits. Often the affliction is detected by a friend or loved one honest enough to tell you the truth about your behavior. If you know anyone with the following symptoms, or recognize them in yourself, please read on to determine treatment options.
Symptoms include, but are not limited to:
- Hostility towards “rich” friends and associates
- Insatiable appetite for stuff
- Feelings of shame over debt
- Car fever, especially when accompanied by visits to new car lots
- Feelings of anxiety when credit cards are being swiped
Financial Inferiority Complex presents in various forms, and the best course of treatment often depends on how long the patient has had symptoms, and the severity of those symptoms. For some, prescribing a budget and icing down their credit cards may be enough. For sicker patients, a complete credit card plasectomy may be required, which involves taking scissors to all credit cards in their wallet. This is a risky procedure as the closing of credit cards after surgery may lead to low FICO scores, or in extreme cases no FICO score at all.
The best way to prevent Financial Inferiority Complex is to subscribe to Frugal Dad. The daily dose of financial common sense helps patients cope with the barrage of temptation that surrounds them. But you should not rely on Frugal Dad alone. It is ultimately up to you to be content with your life and your posessions. Judge your success not on the accumulation of material things, but on the accumulation of relationships built with loved ones. On the impact you have in other people’s lives. Ultimately, that is the only known vaccine guaranteed to prevent Financial Inferiority Complex.